Board of Trustees & Advisers

Vishy Thiagarjan

Trustee/Chairman of Trust

An engineering from BITS,
Pilani, has more than fifteen
years of experience in ...

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mobile, Internet and telecommunications technologies. He is currently a VP, Device Software at Veveo India (P) Ltd, prior to that he was with Motorla, and Winphoria Networks. Vishy strongly believes that educating a child is the best way to create responsible individuals for the future that will make a better society/country /world. The opportunity @eVidyloka to use technology to provide quality education is a step towards that dream.

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Ravichandran V

Trustee

An investment banker who
moved in to Shared Services
and was the Head of HP's ...

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Global Business Services before moving to Early Childhood Care. Currently, with Floretz Academy that is in to Montessori Schooling for children in the age group of 2 to 6 years in Bangalore, India. In past Ravi held various positions including, Sr. VP, at HP Global Business Services & Managing Director - India ANZ Operations & Technology Pt Ltd., Vice President, Bank Muscat

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Venkat Sriraman

Co-Founder/ Trustee

An Engineering graduate
from BITS, Pilani ( Class
of '95) has held various ...

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( Class of '95) has held various engineering positions in the field of software product and IT application development in companies like Aditi, Citigroup, Honeywell, Microsoft and Dell.A passionate technologist, who gets excited about applying technology to solve chronic social challenges of India and eVidyaloka is a dream, to be realized in that direction, in the form of a social enterprise. For him, the move from a corporate job to the development sector is a profession change and believes in applying the professional competencies gained, towards the execution of a larger social initiative.

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RamKumar V

Trustee

I am a management consultant
by profession, presently a
senior director with Cedar ...

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- a global management consulting firm, and had earlier worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a Postgraduate in Management from BITS, Pilani and has completed executive education programs at INSEAD and Harvard. With a firm conviction that education is the panacea for the sustained growth of a society, Ram brings his experience of formulating and implementing strategy for multiple global clients, in the institutional building of eVidyaloka, and promulgating the philosophy of rural education

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Rizwan Tayaballi

Advisor

Rizwan Tayabali is the
Director of the UK based
impact and scaling ...

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consultancy Social Effect and joint CEO of Make A Difference, India. He has worked with and advised more than 150 non-profits and social enterprises in 25 countries around the world. Rizwan has also worked with some of the UK's top finance and retail companies as a management consultant, and thus has deep experience of both the commercial and social sectors. He is on the board of various international non-profit organizations and has spoken on social change at a number of universities including the University of Oxford, UEA and INSEAD."

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Vyjayanthi Sankar

Advisor

A Leading Education,
Assessment and Manage
ment expert, Vyjayanthi’ ...

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clients include the Brookings Institution, The World Bank, UNICEF, National and State Governments, several NGOs and CSR. Her current research is on building regional learning assessment for South Asia while she supports UN’s Learning Metric Task Force by strengthening capacity for educational assessments in the region. In 2013-14, Vyjayanthi was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Humphrey Fellowship by the US Congress and spent the year in Penn State University for her academic work and at The World Bank in Washington DC. Prior to her Fulbright Fellowship, Vyjayanthi was part of the start-up team in Educational Initiatives (EI) as Vice President since 2003, and founded its Large Scale Assessment Division and built it to become the leading assessment provider in South Asia

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Execution Team

Venkat Sriraman

Executive Director

An Engineering graduate
from BITS, Pilani ...

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( Class of '95) has held various engineering positions in the field of software product and IT application development in companies like Aditi, Citigroup, Honeywell, Microsoft and Dell.A passionate technologist, who gets excited about applying technology to solve chronic social challenges of India and eVidyaloka is a dream, to be realized in that direction, in the form of a social enterprise. For him, the move from a corporate job to the development sector is a profession change and believes in applying the professional competencies gained, towards the execution of a larger social initiative.

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Kripa

Program Manager - Operations

A graduate from UDCT,
Mumbai and a post ...

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graduate from IIT, Kanpur (2010 Batch); she has been into Financial Analytics for 3 years before deciding to switch her career path from corporate to development sector. She has been an enthusiastic and zealous contributor in various NGOs before like Prayas, Akshaya Patra,Teach for India and Dream a Dream. A passionate teacher at heart, she believes, education plays an integral role in shaping and helping a nation grow. She brings with her an enriched experience in field of teacher training, people management and an eagerness to articulate, design and implem ent new ideas to enhance effective learning in students from Rural India. Outside eVidyaloka, she is an ardent photographer and loves to travel and capture the scenic beauty and vibrant moments.

Sugantha

Curriculum Manager

I am, Sugantha Rajan,
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eVidyaloka before it was established as a full fledged NGO. In the past I had volunteered as a Teacher for TamilNadu centres. Presently I play the role of Curriculum Coordinator across all centers of eVidyaloka. I hold a Master's degree in Software Systems from BITS Pilani (BE in ECE from Coimbatore), mother of 2 kids, had worked in IT companies for 15+ years in US (initial 2 years from India). My family relocated to India this year. I am excited to be a part of this journey towards helping students in rural areas. I am proud to sh are that I am also a current teacher volunteer for Maths subject in Tamil Nadu centre.

Venkata Praneeth

IT Developer

The GEEK and our Silent
Killer(Popularly known as ...

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SK). A B.tech in the stream of Computer Science, graduated in the year 2012 and pursuing his M Tech (Computer Science). His words, "I am glad, i joined eVidyaloka, where i got an oppourtunity to build my career in IT( Information Technology ) as well as associating to a reputed social organization."

Gayathri Ramesh

Ops Manager(TN)

I am Smt.Gayathri Ramesh,
a complete homemaker ...

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whose world goes around my family alone. I have been following eVidyal oka since its inception in all its activities. I have always looked upon the founders as my inspiration to do something not just for monetary c ause. After I felt that my kids are less dependent on me I began to think if I'm capable of doing something else on a positive note. I signed u p one fine morning into eVidyaloka after confirming that I need not teach or develop lesson plans, which have never been my force. I love organizing and managing things and hence made an entry into eVidyaloka as one of its Admin with a pinch of fear. I am a perfectionist and love challenges. I strive to face them and succeed too. Thus began my journey 2 years ago and this is my life now. I'm possessed about my center, the children there and the team that runs with me. We see our own world at the center .I don't imagine a day without eVidyaloka which has fulfilled my passion for talking. I don't describe my role at eVidyaloka as something driven by passion or for the sake of service or something to give back to the society but it is my strong feeling that eveiry child deserves the same platform of learning and not deprived of the exposure just because they belong to the rural set up.

Nikitha Madan

Ops Coordinator(AP)

I had completed
my MCA in ...

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Coimbatore.Right now settled in Chennai. After my studies I started my career as a teacher in a small school. Teaching kids is my passion. Going way beyond teaching and sharing my knowledge, to bring out the subject to life in ways students will always remember. Volunteering gives us the opportunity to learn about ourselves, to learn about those around us. It is a way to satisfy that need to directly help and change someone’s life. " Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

Deepika Begur

Assistant Manager

Deepika is a post graduate
in Bio technology. ...

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A Kannadiga, born and brought up in Ananthpur, AP, traces back her drive towards larger societal help to her school and college days. Someone who is passionate about imparting life skills at early stages of student life and prepare them up as emotionally strong individuals as they enter the society. Had worked in a Biotech company briefly, before shifting to the social space with YouthForSeva. And now at eVidyaloka - An empowered, enabling and congenial cultured work place is what keeps her going in realizing her dream of establishing her own NGO down the line.

Pratima Chattopadhyay

Manager - Class Delivery

I am Pratima based out
of Bangalore. ...

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I have been working in the e-learning industry for the past eight years. I am very glad to be a part of eVidyaloka, as it gives me an opportunity to do what I always wanted to do- use my skills for those who need it. At eVidyaloka I feel I can use my e-learning experience for educating the kids in villages. I also love travelling and am very enthusiastic about food.

Rishi Mazumdar

Program Manager

Rishi has a total
experience of close to 12 years. ...

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He started his career as a Computer Science Teacher in Lucknow (his hometown). Later he moved to the corporate sector, and worked with Companies like IBM Global Services and Dell Inc. While he was with Dell, he worked in functions like Software Engineering, Operations, Training and Development, Process Engineering and Analytics. After spending a considerable amount of time with corporates, he got an opportunity to work with Azim Premji Foundation, where he was program managing their field institute operations. In his most recent role, he was building the Operations unit of a health startup. He is passionate about technology and education and how the same could be amalgamated to create an affordable education model for the nation. His hobbies include photography, travelling, running, cycling and trekking. He has a Student Pilot Certification in Paragliding.

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